The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 167 187 197
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.060% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 10
Median daily rate £425 £308 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £594 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £293 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.27% -11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.39 £13.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+143.72% -14.37%
Support Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3195 5541 5581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.80% 94.69% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 4277 4152
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 96 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Front Office
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Publishing
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Nagios
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (8.33%) FactSet
5 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
5 1 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Opsview
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Graphite
5 1 (8.33%) InfluxDB
5 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (8.33%) Grafana
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) tcpdump
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (8.33%) InfluxDB
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (33.33%) Front Office
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Equities
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) Grafana
2 1 (8.33%) Graphite
2 1 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (8.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (8.33%) Charles River
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) FactSet
2 1 (8.33%) OpenText
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Reuters
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) VMware